Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal have both been linked with a mid-season move for Corinthians strike Alexandre Pato, according to

The 24-year-old made a move back to Brazil in January 2013 after a five-year run at AC Milan, but the director of his current club stated that he is open to see the Brazil international move to north London this January.

On the topic of the young striker’s future, Roberto De Andrade told Radio Bandeirantes: "Considering his value, I think it's hard that he moves to another Brazilian club.

"If those two clubs [Arsenal and Tottenham] are interested in Pato, we don't rule out selling him in the winter transfer market.”

Pato has recently revealed that Spurs had made an approach to acquire him over the summer, but he chose to remain with the 2012 Club World Cup champions.

He told Brazil’s SporTV last week: “Tottenham had called Corinthians to ask for my transfer. I sat at the table with the club and my agent and I decided I wanted to stay.” 

The two north London rivals have been in great form early on in the season but have yet to recognise and find a fully fit, and capable back-up option to starters Roberto Soldado and Olivier Giroud.

Pato, who began his career at Internacional, has scored only 16 goals in the 51 appearances he has made for Corinthians since joining earlier this year.

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